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Heroes Are Gang Leaders: Artificial Happiness Button

Read "Artificial Happiness Button" reviewed by Mark Corroto

We can be pretty sure that in heaven the champion poet is heard saying, “I'm Gil Scott Heron and I approve of this message." The same can be said of the late Amiri Baraka whom the art, poetry and music troupe Heroes Are Gang Leaders was created to honor with their first release in 2014. What ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dave Sewelson: More Music for a Free World

Read "More Music for a Free World" reviewed by Troy Dostert

While baritone saxophonist Dave Sewelson may not be as widely-recognized as those whose company he regularly keeps, this long-standing veteran of William Parker's Little Huey Orchestra and the Microscopic Sextet has long been a force in wielding his weighty axe, lending lower-end punch with vigor and dexterity for several decades. Here he's reunited with Parker, drummer ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Cooper-Moore: Catharsis and Creation in Community Spirit

Read "Cooper-Moore: Catharsis and Creation in Community Spirit" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

It's tempting to think of a life in music as a linear story with a beginning, middle and end, because that's the way life is: we are born, we live, and then we die. In this narrative, one could assume there will be highs and lows and masterpieces might emerge out of a misty fog of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dave Sewelson: Music for a Free World

Read "Music for a Free World" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This is baritone saxophonist Dave Sewelson's (William Parker's Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, Microscopic Septet) first recording as a leader since the 1979 release, Synchro-incity for the TFYM record label. Indeed, that's a long stretch, but Sewelson seems to be busy collaborating with others, and is a veteran of New York City's bleeding-edge downtown scene. On ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Ivo Perelman Makes It Rain

Read "Ivo Perelman Makes It Rain" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If music was sports, then Ivo Perelman would be baseball and most other musicians football. Where football's regular season is 16 games, baseball plays 162. Likewise, most musicians release one album every year or two, but Perelman has averaged seven titles per year for the last seven years. His 2017 Leo Records output is thirteen (fourteen, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Eri Yamamoto: The Poet’s Touch

Read "Eri Yamamoto: The Poet’s Touch" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

One of the many places to go if you want to listen to jazz in New York is Arthur's Tavern. The special thing about that place is not that it is a jazz bar, but the fact that the same piano trio has played there for nearly 20 years. The name of the trio is Eri ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Vintage David S. Ware Trio Album To Be Released June 23 On AUM Fidelity

Vintage David S. Ware Trio Album To Be Released June 23 On AUM Fidelity

Live in New York, 2010 presents a tremendous one-night engagement by saxophone colossus David S. Ware and his latter day Trio in an intimate club setting – at Blue Note on October 4, 2010. This double- album features the complete night of music – one set per CD. Featuring his perennially steadfast musical partner William Parker ...

ARTICLE: MY FAVOURITE THINGS

Ingrid Laubrock e il Questionario di Proust

Read "Ingrid Laubrock e il Questionario di Proust" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Ingrid Laubrock è una sassofonista tedesca, attualmente residente a New York. Ha ricevuto numerosi riconoscimenti a livello internazionale, tra cui nel 2004 il BBC Jazz Award for Innovation e nel 2015 il Rising Star per la categoria sax soprano nel Downbeat Annual Critics Poll. Tra le sue collaborazioni, ricordiamo Anthony Braxton, Dave Douglas, Tom Rainey, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Greg Ward & 10 Tongues: Touch My Beloved's Thought

Read "Touch My Beloved's Thought" reviewed by Vic Albani

Tanti ma tanti anni fa, di passaggio da quelle parti per un giro chicagoano, mi domandai cosa cavolo potesse lasciare ai posteri un posto come Peoria (capitale dell'omonima contea) a parte un celebre discorso di Abramo Lincoln del 1864 sulla schiavitù e i diritti del popolo nero, l'aver dato i natali a un paio di discreti ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jyderup Accordeon Traef 2015: Meeting of the Master Improvisers

Read "Jyderup Accordeon Traef  2015: Meeting of the Master Improvisers" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Jyderup Accordeon Traef Jyderup, Denmark June 14-21, 2015 Where do you find some of the greatest improvisers in music today? The answer, in a folk high school in the middle of a forest near a small Danish town called Jyderup, seems like a bad joke. Nevertheless, it is the truth ...


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